Keep Calm and No Drugs
Start date: Jan 1, 2016,
End date: Dec 31, 2016
This youth exchange project theme is about the use of drugs among young people in the world and in Europe. The spread of drug use is one of the most disturbing phenomena of our time. Drug victims are primarily young people who, through weakness of character, insecure, spirit of transgression or simply for image group, agree to try some drug at first, and then cross the boundaries. A teenager of the new millennium, to integrate in a society ever more conformist, is getting closer to the world of alcohol and drugs, to dependence and what is leading with time to sad deaths. The problems which young people can face can be of various kinds (emotional, psychological, familial, educational or social integration), but the most dangerous are definitely those related to alcohol and drugs. The reason why an addolcente choose to use them, are mainly related to the environment and the social context in which they live. Social analysis on the use of drugs in Europe highlight the need not only to continue to monitor issues related to drugs already known, but at the same time to find answers to new threats. Heroin and cocaine continue to be responsible for much of the damage and mortality in Europe and worldwide. Addressing the drug problem is complex social dynamics which is linked, however, is important to the general attitude of young people towards drugs, in many countries, in fact, the use and abuse of drugs is becoming a problem tolerated by the people and by young people, it is almost "normal." The problems of young people, like that of drug addiction are features of the new millennium, but now more than ever are accentuated by the fact that today's society is going through a crisis in terms of ethics and morality.The idea of this exchange is to confront young people to this issue, compare their ideas, share their point of view or experience, find possible solutions and tackle the social problem analyzing it in all its complexity to try to understand what all interconnected issues to the topic. One of the ultimate goals of this path of non-formal education is to create with the participants some sort of advertising campaign that discredits the use of psychoactive substances. This very important step for us will be the main product that we want to spread out, thanks to social media. We will invite experts from the Higher Institute of Health as well as from various associations dealing with drugs to give a thorough overview of the problems related to the consumption of various drugs for their use, the social consequences of physical and psychological, but also will talk about international and national strategies for the fight against drug use . These will be the topics of departure for teamworks and threads. The project idea was proposed by some young people in our organization. One aim of our project is to actively promote the fight against youth problems in all its forms, making sure to strengthen the active role of young people in social, institutional, cultural and economic life, with the aim of promoting their inclusion social. Thus, it becomes more and more important to the culture of prevention, combating the phenomenon of the use of psychoactive substances, especially in disadvantaged areas and vulnerable who are often most at risk of exclusion.The project objectives are: - Raise awareness of young people on the drug problem, its roots, causes and effects. - Enable young people from different European countries to share their experiences and views on the issue. - Discuss important social issues such as national and European legislation on soft drugs, the decriminalization of the possession and consumption of drugs, influence of drugs on the dominant culture or social media and drugs. - Give participants the opportunity to create a small puubblicitaria campaign against the use and abuse of drugs, they will use their creativity, art, social media and other tools of their choice. - Giving young people from different countries the opportunity to learn about other cultures and promote understanding between different cultures. - Develop key skills of participants (for example, social competence and intercultural, knowledge of foreign languages,entrepreneurship, digital competence, etc.
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